The Friends & Members of 750 Words

750 Words exists because of mutual good will between the people that run this site (Buster & Kellianne) and the people who use it (you). The site wouldn't exist without the generosity, patience, and humor of everyone involved. For the first 3+ years that the site was running (Dec 2009 to May 2013), the site was free to use but with some encouragement to donate. That served us well (and most importantly, generated enough income to keep the site up), but as the site grew the need for support also grew.

On June 12th 2013, all existing users of the site were given lifetime free accounts (we hope you'll continue to donate when you can). New accounts created after June 12th, 2013 are now required to become members within 30 days after signing up in order to keep writing. Everyone will always have access to previous writings, stats, etc, even if they choose not to become members.

We're listening to your feedback and want to make sure that first and foremost, we offer a friendly and safe place for people to dump their private thoughts. I expect that we'll continue to adjust the way this all works for the near term. Thanks for being an awesome community!

Who runs this site?

Our names are Buster and Kellianne, we live in Berkeley, California with our son Niko, and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Notes of inspiration from members

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Double Down on Charity Note from Pat Hughes on Fri, Jul 02
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More badges for accomplishments

Yay for new badges, but… now that I have my phoenix, it’s getting harder to write each day D: halp! Please give us something crazy to work towards ;)

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Jul 02
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Double Down on Charity Note from Ben Holder on Thu, Jul 01
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Family Patronage

My wife and son are now writing daily with me and its become a thing, we say “Have you written your 750 yet?” and we support each other but only I have the patron badge. A family option would share the badge at perhaps a higher $ rate per month.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jul 01
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Double Down on Charity Note from Phil Oakes on Thu, Jul 01
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I have missed keeping a real diary – I couldn’t share my private thoughts with the world on a blog, and 750words has helped me to sort out how I think and feel and improved my writing in the real world too.

Testimonial Note from Phil Oakes on Thu, Jul 01
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More badges for accomplishments

I love the badges, but I feel like I haven’t gotten any new ones in a while, waaaah!

New Feature Vote from janet chant on Thu, Jul 01
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OpenID logins please

Could we please have OpenID available as logins? I have some friends who are very interested in this site but are not comfortable with security and privacy issues around Google, Yahoo, & FB. They’ve mentioned OpenID & I’m sure they’re not the only ones who would like it!

New Feature Request Note from janet chant on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup

I’ve started writing fiction for the first time in years thanks to this site. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Testimonial Note from janet chant on Thu, Jul 01
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More badges in between 30 days and 100 days

I am on day 67 and how I wish there was some other badge to work toward. This is like being in a marathon without any water stops on the horizon. I know I will get to 100, but even after two consecutive months, I have over a month to earn my next badge. Please build something into those in between days…. THANK YOU!

New Feature Request Note from Julie Jordan Scott on Thu, Jul 01
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I am so grateful for the monthly challenge and how it inspires me to write daily on this site (no matter what!) that I decided to add a cup of patronage to the bounty for other writers who feel the same way. Keep the words flowing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Julie Jordan Scott on Thu, Jul 01
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750words has invoked the competitiveness-with-self part of my personality. I prefer to see it as devotion to excellence, which sounds so much better than COMPETITIVE. Now that I have succeeded in not only one monthly challenge, but TWO monthly challenges in a row, I feel as if I can do almost anything. It is a GREAT feeling! THANK YOU!

Testimonial Note from Julie Jordan Scott on Thu, Jul 01
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While I fell out of the running for June, I love the challenge of writing every day for a month and I want to encourage everyone to clear their mind, reflect and write, write, write.
Thanks for this Buster!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Chris Campbell on Thu, Jul 01
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Double Down on Charity Note from Michael Busuttil on Thu, Jul 01
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An iPhone/iPad app

Preferably one that can operate offline and then link to the live sits, so that I can take it on holidays with me. But thanks so much for this site. Keep up the good work.

New Feature Vote from Michael Busuttil on Thu, Jul 01
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What goes around, comes around.

Double Down on Charity Note from Al Alonso on Thu, Jul 01
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More text analysis

I write in spanish and I would love to see text analysis that makes sense! I know this one feature may be hard to implement, but it would really be awesome.

New Feature Vote from Al Alonso on Thu, Jul 01
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I’ve always enjoyed writing; flash fiction, journal entries, you name it. But I could never keep at it on a regular basis. Your site somehow managed to do this; I earned the Phoenix badge a couple of days ago and it left me speechless, as it stared at me from my inbox. I don’t know what does it, the cute badges? the monthly challenge? Whatever it is, you’ve got something really great here Buster. Thanks so much for turning an impossibility into something so simple and yet so brilliant.

Testimonial Note from Al Alonso on Thu, Jul 01
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750 Words cured my writer’s block!! I have for the last 44 days come to this site and written. It is helping me clear my head of bits and pieces. I have already found two or three story seeds that I want to plant and grow. It has helped me get more serious about my writing, because I am becoming focused. I owe so much to 750 Words and Buster that I can’t even explain it fully. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Aden Pennington on Thu, Jul 01
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I wrote that I would donate $10 if I failed the June challenge, but I am donating $20 because I have successfully completed the challenge. I usually don’t stick with things for more than a few days, but there is something about 750words.com that resonates with my psyche. Thanks for making this site.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Thu, Jul 01
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I use this site to clear my mind from unwanted angers and frustrations that I don’t want to put in my blog. It’s also a great place for brain storming story plots, character info, etc. I’ve even used it to interview characters.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jul 01
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Improve the writing page

Ah. I would really like to be able to italicize and bold things in my writing – for emphasis and whatnot. I like to format things correctly, you see…like titles of books that I may feel the need to discuss in my 750 words. Sometimes also I am filled with rage and want to make things bold and angry.

New Feature Vote from R. Michelle Ribar on Wed, Jun 30
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Dara Diahann Lohnes on Wed, Jun 30
1 cup

Good luck in the July challenge everyone. I missed one day in June and hope to get back to my streak soon (was 83 days at one point!). I’m now on 16 days. Every long streak has to start somewhere doesn’t it? Cheers!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Gaelyne Gasson on Wed, Jun 30
2 cups

A worthy cause.

Double Down on Charity Note from Jesse Nash on Tue, Jun 29
1 cup

A few weeks before my birthday in late May I’d promised myself to set aside 30 minutes a day to write. And it didn’t work, I just couldn’t seem to find the time to do it. Now that I’ve found 750words, it’s a whole different story. Something about the site makes me set aside the last hour of the day for writing and I do it. Thank you so much for such a great inspiring site!

Testimonial Note from akamine_chan on Tue, Jun 29
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Thanks so much for this amazing site. I’m on a thirty day streak, longer than I have managed to do in quite a long time.

Testimonial Note from Jen M on Tue, Jun 29
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Thanks for all the good work you are doing, 826 Seattle!

Double Down on Charity Note from Rachel Lee on Tue, Jun 29
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Frequently used words cloud for all eternity

I like looking at the frequently used words daily and monthly, so it would be great if there was a frequently used words cloud for our entire time here on 750 words. I have a feeling it might become too wordy and convoluted and clog up the site in the process, but just a thought!

New Feature Request Note from Rachel Lee on Tue, Jun 29
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After just four (delirious, sleep-deficient) days, I see 750 Words becoming a powerful agent of change. My meta-pledge: coffee each time I miss the mark – may some good come of my missteps. I want (truly, desperately) to be a better me – please excuse (indulge) me using your site to do so. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jun 29